About Modern Comfort

Welcome to Modern Comfort! We are a family-owned and operated heating and air conditioning company that has proudly served territories within Maryland and Pennsylvania since 1980. We aim to provide exceptional customer service and offer cutting-edge products. We were the first to install a heat pump in Carroll County, Maryland, which speaks to our confidence in our products.

With thousands of satisfied customers in our region, we have earned an "A" rating on Angie's List, Google, and other review sites. Additionally, we have been honored with the "Carroll's Best" award for 15 years!

Our team values honesty and expertise, and we are grateful for our loyal customers. You can rest assured that we will continue to provide the best service possible.

We take pride in our commitment to exceptional customer service and providing top-of-the-line products. Our team of experts is dedicated to ensuring your complete satisfaction with our services. We believe in honesty, expertise, and maintaining a solid customer relationship.

Thank you for considering Modern Comfort! We look forward to serving you and providing the best heating and air conditioning services in Maryland and Pennsylvania.

Our Heritage: A Legacy of Quality, Service, and Community

Rooted in Tradition, Growing with Innovation

Since its inception in 1932 by Stanley H. Tevis, the Tevis Family of companies, including Modern Comfort Systems, has been a beacon of quality, affordability, and personalized service. Starting as a representative for Gulf Oil, Stanley H. Tevis laid the foundation of what would become a remarkable journey in Westminster, MD. His venture into selling gasoline, heating oil, and diesel fuel marked the beginning of a long-lasting relationship with the residents of Carroll County and its surrounding farming communities.

A Partnership Across Generations

The post-war era saw rapid expansion under the stewardship of Stan Jr., who, after serving valiantly in World War II, joined forces with his father to broaden their horizons. Their partnership, symbolized by the formation of “S.H. Tevis & Son” in 1953, set a precedent for growth, innovation, and an unwavering commitment to the community.

Resilience and Expansion

Through times of joy and hardship, the Tevis legacy flourished. The sudden passing of Stan Jr. in 1974 saw the mantle of leadership gracefully taken up by Dorothy Tevis and Stanley H. Tevis III (Jack). Under their guidance, the company not only preserved its foundational values but also expanded its reach and services, now boasting over 200 employees and serving more than 35,000 customers in heating oil, propane, and HVAC solutions.

Modern Comfort Systems: A Testament to Growth and Innovation

1980 marked a pivotal year with the inception of Modern Comfort Systems, a subsidiary dedicated to heating and air conditioning services. Under the leadership of C. Nevin Haines and the support of a robust 15,000 square foot facility in Westminster, we have not only met but exceeded the expectations of our customers. Our facility, a hub of excellence, houses an advanced training facility, a modern showroom, and a dedicated customer service operation committed to your comfort and satisfaction.

Beyond Comfort: A Journey of Diversification and Service

Our journey, however, extends beyond comfort solutions. From launching our first convenience store and gas station combo in 1981 to embracing the world of home security in 2009 with Modern Comfort Security Systems, our trajectory has been one of relentless progress and diversification.

Embracing the Future with a Nod to the Past

As we continue to grow and serve the communities of MD and PA, our roots remain firmly planted in the principles laid down by Stanley H. Tevis in 1932. Our history is not just a record of our past but a continuous thread that weaves through our present and guides us into the future. At Modern Comfort Systems, we are more than a service provider; we are a part of your community, dedicated to ensuring your comfort, security, and well-being.